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I have a Sears Kenmore Oven, Model 665.75829, the burners on top work fine, the oven however does not. The flame comes on and after about 3 seconds it shuts off. Broiler similar response.

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  • tshippee Oct 24, 2010

    Hi Joe,



    Thank you for your prompt response. As I stated in my question the broiler and bake have the same response. One of course is on top (broiler) and easy to get to the pilot. The other bake the bottom pan and burner dispersion plate must be removed. I tried the broiler this morning (before church) and I got the same response. I held a charcoal lighter on the pilot. The electronic sparker came on as before, the burner lite (across the length of the burner) and then after about 3 seconds it shutdown. So does the oven use the same pilot for the oven and broiler? Not sure what is next. I will after church take the bottom pan an burner dispersion plate off and try that. I don't extect a different response than what I saw with the broiler. Any additional information you could provide would be helpful.

    Best Regards,

    tshippee

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The thermocouple within the oven is likely bad.If you open the oven and look around,you should see basically a metal rod,most likely uncovered,probaby held down by 2 clips with 2 wires sticking out of it.It reads the temperature as it is right now,compares it to what you want it to be when turning it on the temperature setting,and sends a signal to a circuit board to tell the oven when to turn on,off.If it is bad,it will indeed come on for a couple seconds,then turn off.This prevents it from turning on and heating up and never shutting off,possibly causing a fire.Good luck! greg

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Hello. When the flame come on but does not stay on you have to:

  1. Turn all controls off, open the doors, and allow gas to dissipate.
  2. Hold a lighted match near the tip of the pilot on the burner assembly. If a burner does not light within two minutes, adjust the pilot, step 3.
  3. Turn the pilot adjustment screw (located near the pilot or the thermostat) in small increments and retest until the pilot has a blue flame.
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